10 most interesting clinical research findings to know this week

Here are 10 articles on some of the most interesting medical research study findings and advancements from the week of April 25.

1. The use of antihistamines may now be associated with headaches, sleepiness, skin eruptions, changes in behavior and convulsions, according to a new pediatric study. Read more.


2. A Canadian study found screening and isolating asymptomatic Clostridium difficile carriers reduced the incidence of healthcare-associated C. diff infections. Read more.


3. A wealth of medical literature suggests hospitals that perform higher numbers of complex operations have lower patient mortality rates, but researchers from Rice University in Houston highlighted the possible flaws of these assertions. Read more.


4. It may be better to administer flu vaccines earlier in the day when possible, according to new research published in Vaccine. Read more.


5. U.K. researchers developed a prototype that could aid in the early detection of urinary tract infections caused by costly and difficult-to-treat antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Read more.


6. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are investigating the potential adverse effects of climate change on the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika. Read more.


7. A new study shows hospital patients who eat less than 25 percent of the food they're given are more likely to die within 30 days of admission. Read more.


8. Just seven procedures account for roughly 80 percent of all admissions, deaths, complications and costs attributable to emergency general surgery across the nation, according to a study in JAMA Surgery. Read more.


9. The long-term use and overuse of antibiotics not only contributes to drug resistance, it can also lead to the onset of Type 1 diabetes, according to new research from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Read more.


10. Only 20 percent of pregnant or would-be pregnant women in the U.S. are not aware of the dangers of Zika virus, according to recent data. Read more.


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